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You can read our basic doctrinal statement Here. Our basic theology would best be described as conservative Evangelical: Christ centered, Bible based and affirming the historic Church statements such as the Apostle's Creed and the "Five Solas" of the Reformation:
Sola Fide-Through Faith Alone
Solo Christo-In Christ Alone
Sola Scriptura-By Scripture Alone
Soli Deo Gloria-To the Glory of God Alone
We are both active members of a wonderful congregation called Redemption Church International in Knoxville, Tennessee. RCI is interdenominational, interracial and charismatic, with a strong vision to reach the lost and make disciples both here and abroad. If you are ever in the area, pay us a visit!
Truth knows no denominational boundaries. While our own views should be obvious to anyone who reads our material, that does not mean that we take an elitist or exclusionary attitude toward the Body of Christ as a whole. As 1 Corinthians 12:12 reminds us, "For just as the body is one and has many members, and all the members of the body, though many, are one body, so it is with Christ." We recognize that there are sincere, godly Christians in all denominations, and there is much that we can learn from one another. For example, Christians of all persuasions could stand to take a page from the Baptists' wonderful commitment to evangelism, from the Catholics' passion for the church, and the Pentecostals' dynamic Spirit filled experience. In the words of the great church father Justin Martyr, "Everything that is true belongs to me as a Christian."
That would depend on your definition of the word. Being Pentecostal, (i.e. "Holy Rollers"), I would jokingly answer yes, the worst kind! Seriously, although some of our Fundamentalist brethren would take issue with us on issues such as Tongues, Prosperity and Women in Ministry , the areas of agreement far outweigh those of disagreement. We believe the Bible to be the inspired, inerrant and infallible Word of God, and is to be interpreted literally unless necessitated by obviously figurative language. We solidly hold to the essential and foundational doctrines of the Christian faith, such as the Deity of Christ, His virgin birth, sinless life, sacrificial death, bodily resurrection and future return. These doctrines are not simply a denominational creed. Rather, they are non-negotiable aspects of the Biblical and historic Christian faith. In the words of noted Theologian J.I. Packer:
"Our critics suppose that that what they call 'Fundamentalism' is something as new as its name. But it is not. Nor was sixteenth-century Protestantism, nor seventeenth-century Puritanism, nor eighteenth-century Methodism. These names denote simply particular aspects and episodes of the continuing history of evangelical Christianity--Christianity according to Jesus Christ and His apostles."(1)To this noble definition of Fundamentalism, we would plead guilty as charged :-)
Again, this would depend on your definition of the term. "Christian Right" has largely become such a media slur that obscures the real significance of the issues involed. Exactly what makes a person part of the "Christian Right?" Opposing abortion and gay marriage? Concern over the country's moral direction? Not believing that God should be cencored out of public discourse? Studies show that these issues are much more "mainstream" than we have been led to believe (see James' editorial Christians No Foes To Progress).
It is true that we encourage Christian Political Involvement . It is also true that we take very conservative stands on issues such as Abortion and Homosexuality. Yet we have also criticized the political right for sometimes taking a callous attitude toward the poor, and we also oppose efforts on both sides to coopt Jesus into a partisan political figure (see our Jesus: Conservative or Liberal? series). Pastor Rick Warren, of Purpose Driven Life fame has summed it up well when he said "I am not for the right wing, or for the left wing, but for the whole bird."
See also Falwell Leaves Mixed Legacy
No. With all due respect to the late Bro. Hagin's ongoing ministry, we are not affiliated with his organization in any way. The word "Rhema" is Greek for the revealed, spoken Word of God, and we use it in that context. It was also James' chat handle at one time.
Renewal Chat was an offshoot of a larger Theology chat room with which we were both involved for several years. Unfortunately, the company which hosted the rooms went out of business, and both rooms ceased to exist. We made several attempts to continue Renewal Chat through various formats, but they never generated much interest and to be frank, we simply did not have the time to monitor them properly.
Will we ever bring back Renewal Chat? Never say never, but that is not on our immediate radar screen.
The song is by British worship pioneer Graham Kendrick and can be found on the Integrity/Hosanna release Amazing Love.
The song was written and recorded by Barry McGuire, best known for the 1960s hit "Eve of Destruction". Mr. McGuire runs an E-Bay Store, where much of his music is available. It can also be downloaded from iTunes.
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